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Signs and symptoms assessment: a guide for the treatment of the alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3244064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A technique for evaluating signs and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal that provides an accurate guide to benzodiazepine dosage is presented. In addition to achieving homeostasis, the total benzodiazepine dosage is greatly reduced. Adjunctive therapies for seizure prophylaxis and hypertension as well as substitution of other benzodiazepines for diazepam are discussed.
J E Massman; D M Tipton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychoactive drugs     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0279-1072     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychoactive Drugs     Publication Date:    1988 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-02     Completed Date:  1989-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8113536     Medline TA:  J Psychoactive Drugs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  443-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Detoxification Unit, Comprehensive Mental Health Center, St. Mary's Hospital of Amsterdam, New York 12010.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / complications,  therapy*
Diazepam / therapeutic use
Ethanol / blood
Phenobarbital / therapeutic use
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Seizures / prevention & control
Substance Withdrawal Syndrome / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  psychology
Reg. No./Substance:
439-14-5/Diazepam; 50-06-6/Phenobarbital; 64-17-5/Ethanol

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